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ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Jean-Marc and Doug Mortin continue to work on the strategic plan for Eastview.  Following presentation to the Board and committee members, it will be presented to the Club membership in late November.
  • Jean-Marc announced that another Board member is required, preferably someone with IT/PR experience.  Please let Jean-Marc know if you are interested.
  • Next week John Bailey from the Regina Food Bank will be speaking to Eastview.
  • Cory Daly reported that on November 26, Kari Weiss from Souls Harbour Mission will be our guest speaker. 
  • Jean-Marc & Peter Neufeldt reported that Regina Eastview was approved for a District Global Grant of $10,000 (US) for the Guatemala Sector Barrios School project.  Regina Eastview contributes $15,000 (US), and the TRF's World Fund contributes just over $19,000 (US), to this $46.000 (US) project.  The balance comes from the RC of Retalhuleu and District 4250.  Well done Eastview and International Services Committee.

PDG PAT CHERNESKY--POLIO PLUS UPDATE!

We were privileged today to welcome PDG Pat Chernesky to our meeting (virtually).  She provided an interesting update on Polio Plus.  Peter Peters introduced Pat who served as 5550 District Governor in 2014-15.  Pat is a retired family physician from  the Medical Practice in Nipawin from which she was a contributing member to that community and surrounding area.  Pat continues to exemplify 'Service above Self' with a passion for maternal and child health, basic education and literacy. especially as it relates to vulnerable communities in our society.  She has served as President of her Rotary club more than once, served as Chair of the District's Polio Plus program and as District Governor.  She headed up the District's 'Million Dollar Dinner' program celebrated at the District Conference in 2016. 
Pat provided an interesting update on the Polio Plus program. Africa was declared polio free in August 2020.  Pakistan and Afghanistan still have active polio cases.  Rotary's role continues to be fundraising, advocacy, raising awareness and Rotarian engagement. There are thousands of surveillance medical officers, thousands of laboratory technicians, and 146 laboratories.  The campaign has been interrupted by the global pandemic of COVID-19.  However, surveillance activities; routine immunization; ensuring the availability and readiness of polio vaccines; additional services; catch-up vaccine plans all continue.  The Polio infrastructure supports the COVID-19 response through the 'Plus' initiatives via using the Global Polio Laboratory Network testing for polio and COVID-19; A Call Center in Pakistan receives calls on polio and on COVID-19; community mobilizers educate on polio and COVID prevention;  logistic officers for polio vaccine facilitate distribution of personal protection equipment.
PDG Pat Chernesky--Rotarian extraordinaire! (file photo)
  • Polio remains a Public Health Emergency of International concern.
  • Rotary's advocacy with donor governments continues unabated--global health being prioritized. 
  • Rotary fundraising efforts for polio continue. 
  • Media engagement relays how polio eradication infrastructure is supporting COVID-19 response and the need to finish polio eradication 
  • The October Polio Plus challenge for District 5550 raised $11,000.  Eastview contributed $1500 and this month Regina Eastview members contributed an additional $2020.55 for a total contribution of $3520.55 for this year.. Thank you members
One of the 19 million walking today thanks to polio vaccine.
The Family of Rotary
  • 17 online members joined 12 members at the Rotisserie.  Hopefully we can all be together again soon.
Jean-Marc presents Peter Neufeldt with a Paul Harris award.
Today PDG Peter Neufeldt was presented with his 4th Paul Harris award.  Congratulations Peter and thank you for all you do for Rotary.  Peter said that we are reminded of Service Above Self and that in giving you receive so much in return.
FELLOWSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sergeant Pat was 'forced' to make money and so fined each of those not wearing Rotary pins $2. Those wearing their pins received a virtual Rotobuck!
  • Happy bucks came from the following: Ann told us her grandson Paul, graduated grade 12 this year but has had his University classes cancelled for the year due to the pandemic. In the meantime he has been hired by Canada Post.
  • Doug Mortin was happy to welcome Pat Chernesky to Eastview.
  • Peter Peters visited the R.C.of Regina Oskaya and while inviting them to buy hams to support Eastview, was encouraged to support their fundraising project.  Peter in turn, invited all of us to support Oskaya.
  • Have a good week and stay safe.
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Philosopher's Corner

"Growth is painful, change is painful, but nothing is as painful as being stuck somewhere you don't belong."
                                Mandy Hale 

Today's guests

PDG Pat Chernesky, Bob Durston, Rotary Club of Neepawa.
 

Next Meeting Responsibilities

Host: Jean-Marc Nadeau
 
UPCOMING SPEAKERS
Oct 29, 2020 12:00 PM
Polio Plus Program Update
Nov 05, 2020
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Nov 19, 2020
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Nov 05, 2020 12:00 PM
 
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Nov 12, 2020 12:00 PM
 
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